Firefighters taken to hospital following large barn fire

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — Three firefighters were taken to the hospital following a large barn fire in Darke County.

The fire sparked Sunday around 1:30 p.m. on State Route 121 just north of Weaver-Fort Jefferson Road.

Firefighters from multiple agencies were called to battle the flames.

Officials said the bales of hay created problems. It took them hours to douse the flames and smoke.

Medics rushed three firefighters to the hospital for injuries. Multiple personnel on scene were treated for heat related problems.

No word yet on what caused the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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